Thursday night saw London duo APRE take on Scala. Known for their electro indie pop sound, they have had an incredible year supporting artists such as Sam Fender and Inhaler, undoubtedly growing their following with not just their music, but charisma and incredible stage presence.
The night started with Weird Milk, both earning ‘one more song!’ chants from the crowd. They definitely were the perfect start to the evening, but nothing compared to the energy felt during APRE’s energetic performance. They started the show with their latest single ‘Your Hearts Like A Jungle’, immediately getting the crowd into a loud frenzy. They toned it down slightly by following it with a slower, more 80’s inspired ‘All Yours’. Songs such as ‘5 To 5’ and ‘Don’t You Feel Like Heaven’ induced loud crowd singalongs, and the night ended with the dreamy ‘Dreamworld’.
APRE are fascinating to watch live, they interact beautifully with the crowd and with each other as well, and ultimately made the venue feel like a safe space to enjoy music to the fullest. They shared funny anecdotes on the inspirations behind certain songs, such as ‘Gap Year 2008’ being inspired by a year 6 classmate who went on a gap year and turned into a different person after, and not in a good way. The stories made the songs more personal to the audience, as many could find ways to relate to the lyrics in some way, especially after hearing the stories behind them.
Overall, APRE are a fantastic band and on the up, and the future seems really bright for them.